Supersheds traces the development of wide span structures and economic enclosuers which has closely followed technological progress. The most significant industrial sheds are examined in detail, illustrating that demands on structure and building enclosure has generated many exciting solutions in both architectural and engineering terms.
Chris Wilkinson has added many new examples for this new and expanded edition of Supersheds, available for the first time in paperback.
The development of the 'well-serviced shed' is explored from its roots in the early 20th century American factories through to the exciting masted structures of the 1980s. The author also looks at 'lightweight structures' in the form of space frames, suspended roof and fabric membranes. This highly interesting and stimulating book, with its numerous illustrations and international coverage, will be invaluable for students and a useful reference source for architects and engineers.
Learn about the development of the technolgy which has brought about the 'supershed'
Discover solutions to the increasing demand for 'space', both past and present
Table of Contents
Introduction; Pioneers of the 19th Century; Hangars; Industrial architecture of the early 20th century; Modern industrial buildings; More with less; Transportation; sports and leisure; The future.